Academic Services is located in the Student Success Center in Cressman Library. The primary goal of Academic Services is to provide flexible, high quality academic support for all students. To achieve this goal, Academic Services offers the following services: professional tutors, peer tutors, online tutoring, the Writing Center, services for students with disabilities, academic advising, individual academic coaching, and the Act 101 program. For more detailed information, visit the Academic Services website at www.cedarcrest.edu/acadadvising/
Peer Tutoring: Academic Services offers walk-in tutoring for Biology, Chemistry, Math, Psychology, and Social Work. Peer tutors are available in the Student Success Center during scheduled hours. Students may visit during these times to study, practice skills, and work on assignments. Tutors works with students individually or in small groups.
Peer tutors for other courses can be requested using the Tutor Request Form on MyCedarCrest (Current Students → Academic Services → Tutoring & Support Resources → Tutor Request Form). If available, a tutor will contact you to set up a meeting in the Student Success Center.
Study Skills Tutoring: Study skills tutors meet with students one-on-one to help them develop and build effective study skills, including reading, notetaking, quiz/exam prep, and time management. To schedule an appointment, log in to MyCedarCrest → Current Students → Academic Services → Tutoring and Support Resources → WCOnline.
Professional Tutoring: Professional tutoring is offered on a limited basis for math, science, business, accounting, economics, English as a Second Language, and writing.
The Writing Center: The Writing Center is located in the Student Success Center. Writing tutors work with students one-on-one to help improve writing skills and navigate formatting manuals (APA, MLA, and Chicago). To schedule an appointment, log in to MyCedarCrest → Current Students → Academic Services → Tutoring and Support Resources → WCOnline.
English as a Second Language (ESL): Academic Services offers professional tutoring and ESL courses to students attending Cedar Crest College for whom English is as an additional language. These courses support the liberal arts curriculum and may be required for students whose proficiency scores on placement tests indicate a need for supplemental English instruction.
Services to Students with Disabilities: Academic Services works with students with disabilities, staff, and faculty to ensure that the regulations of the ADA, ADA with Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are fulfilled in a reasonable and timely manner. Academic Services is responsible for coordinating specific services and resources for students at Cedar Crest College. Academic accommodations may not necessarily be the same as those received in high school or at another college or university. Academic Services does not provide any testing to determine learning disabilities. Upon request, Academic Services may assist students in identifying local test providers.
Disabilities must be documented in accord with state and federal laws. All documentation and information pertaining to a student’s disability are confidential and will not be released without the express written consent of the student unless required by law. For more information, please visit the Academic Services website at http://www.cedarcrest.edu/academicservices/index.shtm
Act 101: Academic Services coordinates the Act 101 program, a program funded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency at Cedar Crest College. For more detailed information, visit the Academic Services website at www.cedarcrest.edu/acadadvising/
International Students: Academic Services provides international students with academic advising, immigration advising, orientation, and programming to support their transition to Cedar Crest College and ongoing success. Upon arrival, all international students are required to present themselves to Academic Services to ensure compliance will all legal requirements. Academic Services encourages international students to maintain regular contact with the office, and to be aware of all criteria necessary to remain in legal status.